Darktable 3.x is a radical departure Darktable 2.x. New modules, old modules that are not recommended anymore. A whole bunch of modules from Darktable 2.x should even be avoided in Darktable 3.x.
The workflow in Darktable 3.x has been significantly simplified. Here’s the new workflow.
- White balance
- Color balance
- Filmic RGB
These 4 modules will do between 80% and 90% of all the processing need for a photo. How more simple could it become?
Then there is the finishing of the processed image:
|Function||Darktable 3.x preferred module|
|sharpness||local contrast module: local laplacian filter|
|denoise||denoise (profiled) module: non-local means auto|
|black and white||color calibration: B&W presets|
|overall contrast||tone equalizer: one of the presets|
BTW, this information is a summary of what was published by Aurelien Pierre. Aurelien Pierre is the main developer of the Filmic Module (and many others modules).